HC Deb 02 November 2000 vol 355 cc573-4W
Mr. Willetts

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many pensioners are not receiving their correct state pension because of the problems with the NIRS2 computer system. [135722]

Mr. Rooker

As at 15 September 2000, Benefit Agency offices had 97,000 pension awards waiting to be reviewed. Not all of these, however, will result in the rate of pension in payment having to be revised as that rate may be correct because of the contingency arrangements deployed by the Benefits Agency.